2020 Lana Ballot 3-Day Workshop--CANX due to COVID-19

Light and Color in Landscape

During this workshop, we will explore how light affects color in a landscape. The goal is to learn to make confident color choices whether you want to capture a bright sunny day or subtle atmospheric effects.


We will discuss how color changes in response to different types of light. We’ll see how important it is to pay attention to value, chroma and temperature (color properties) to create a realistic landscape, capturing its mood and atmosphere. We will also see how color can be use to improve the overall design and create more interesting and dynamic compositions.

The demos will illustrate the specifics of color layering and underpainting techniques to create luminous nuanced color, depth and texture.

Each day will start with a discussion and demo. During the first day, we will do some
color/composition exercises and studies for larger works. During day two and three,
after demos, students will work on their larger paintings. I make sure that each student gets help at the easel.

I will provide digital reference images for exercises and demo images, which students can download on their devices or print. For larger paintings, students are encouraged to bring their own photo reference.

*My demos will be on coastal subjects - dunes, waves, etc. Students can choose any
subject they are interested in the most, since the main theme of this workshop is Light and Color.

Dates: October 23/24/25, 2020 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

(Workshop ends at 4pm on Sat. 10/24/20 due to the PSNH show opening)

Where: Zoom!

Lana has been doing online instruction for several months and has a very successful proven process. She has a camera very close to her work for close up viewing of her demos. Students can ask questions at any time while she is painting. Each day of the workshop, Lana will have a discussion and a demo until lunch break. After lunch, students will work on their own painting which they can email to Lana at any time for feedback or guidance. Lana will open the students' images in Photoshop and share her suggested changes using Photoshop tools. Feedback is visual and interactive. She then emails the annotated images back to the students.

Fee Structure:

PSNH Members … $400 

Non-members    … $425




Registration Form: WORD

Supply List: WORD


You may send in full payment now or reserve your space with a 50% payment until October 8, 2020. The remainder is due by the deadline on October 8, 2020. (PSNH Members - first payment is $200 and the remainder is due on October 8th. Non-members - 2 payments of $212.50 each). 


There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 participants for this workshop.


PSNH offers a workshop scholarship program available to residents of NH or PSNH members. 

Please make check payable to the Pastel Society of NH, print the registration form and mail both to: Joelle Feldman, 40 Madigan Lane, Harvard, MA 01451

If you pay via Paypal, please scan & send the registration form to joelle.feldman@gmail.com or send it to the above address.

For questions, Joelle Feldman joelle.feldman@gmail.com or (978) 618-2041

Lana Ballot, PSA, IAPS/MC





Lana Ballot is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the IAPS Master Circle. Confident and expressive use of color and painterly mark making are characteristic of

Lana’s work.


Lana Ballot is a professional artist and pastel painting instructor, living on Long Island, NY. In addition to her local Plein air and studio classes, she travels to teach pastel workshops throughout the United States and internationally.


Lana has been exhibiting and won awards in National and International Juried competitions, including the Pastel Society of America’s annual show Enduring Brilliance and the prestigious Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 competition. In 2017, French magazine Pratique des Arts featured Lana’s coastal work in its Pastel issue. In 2019, Lana was one of the artists invited to exhibit work during the Artlife International Contemporary Art Festival in Moscow. In 2020, Lana will be part of the group of American Women Artists working in pastels, invited to exhibit in the international show Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais, Montluçon, France.






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